Getting Personal with Michael Hood

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Michael Hood - he would like to be an astronaut, but he can't tie shoe laces!

Who are you? Michael Hood, Head Groundsman at Leicester Grammar School.

Family status. Married with three children.

Who's your hero and why? Thierry Henry - The Goat.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Becoming Head Groundsman.

If your younger self saw you now, what would he think? Legend.

Which famous people wind you up? Sean Dyche.

What job would you love, other than your own? Taxi driver or an astronaut.

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? Answering these questions.

What is your favourite film? Four Lions.

What scares you? Birds.

What would your autobiography be called… and who would play you in the film? Sorry guys ... I don't really know what I'm doing! Mr Bean.

What is your favourite sport? Football.

What would you cast into Room 101? Noisy eaters.

Which historical time and place would you most like to visit? Chichen Itza in Mexico.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Ron Burgundy, Seth Macfarlane and Margot Robbie.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Never miss a good chance to shut up.

What's your favourite piece of trivia? The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

What's your favourite smell? Freshly cut rye grass.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP, Bob Marley and the Wailers - Exodus and The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? Which way do you lay turf.

What's your favourite piece of kit? SISIS scarifier.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Honest, reliable and versatile.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsperson/greenkeeper? Keep going.

What talent would you like to have? To be able to tie shoe laces.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Everyone must finish work at noon on a Friday and go straight to the pub.

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